Beabadoobee has released “Last Day on Earth,” the first single from her upcoming EP Our Extended Play—a project which she worked on with The 1975.
“Last Day on Earth,” much like her 2020 debut album Fake it Flowers, is born from Beabadoobee’s love of ’90s grunge and indie rock. With ample catchy melodies and shimmering guitars, “Last Day on Earth” fits into the lighter side of the Londoner’s diverse discography. In its playful music video directed by Arnaud Bresson, Beabadoobee smokes and parties with her friends.
“‘Last Day on Earth’ is about all the things I would have done had I known we were going into a lockdown and the world was going to change the way it has,” Beabadoobee said in a press statement. “It was written shortly after the first main lockdown and lyrically it’s me reflecting on how it would feel if we all knew ahead of time what was going to happen. All the things I would have done if I knew it was the last day of our old normality.”
Our Extended Play was produced and co-written by The 1975’s Matty Healy and George Daniel. The trio retreated to a farm in England’s countryside to pen the EP. It’s a stopgap release for Beabadoobee, she revealed in a Q&A on the Instagram account of the publication The Face: “This EP is meant to be like an in-between from Fake it Flowers and the next thing I’m going to release.”
Our Extended Play is expected to arrive in spring 2021. Listen to “Last Day on Earth” here: